Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Mexico

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ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans — including two families — back to Mexico after they tried to make an asylum claim by driving up to a customs officer instead of lingering south of the border on a list waiting to be called up under a Trump administration policy targeting asylum-seekers. That practice — and that of other desperate asylum-seekers who have run down vehicle lanes at an Arizona port of entry in order to reach the U.S. — severely slowed down traffic over the holiday weekend after Customs and Border Protection sealed off several lanes of traffic. Advocates say the asylum-seekers forced wait on a list under a Trump policy known as metering are desperate and afraid of waiting in Mexico for mont
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